Everest Base Tibet Tour
Overview The Everest Base Tibet Tour is an awe-inspiring journey that takes you to the northern side of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. This unforgettable adventure also offers a unique perspective on the mountain and its surrounding majestic landscapes. Your trip will likely begin in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, where you'll have the opportunity to acclimatize to the high altitude and explore its rich cultural heritage. Visiting iconic sites like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street will give you a glimpse into the region's fascinating history and spiritual significance. Leaving Lhasa behind, you'll…
The Everest Base Tibet Tour is an awe-inspiring journey that takes you to the northern side of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. This unforgettable adventure also offers a unique perspective on the mountain and its surrounding majestic landscapes.
Your trip will likely begin in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, where you’ll have the opportunity to acclimatize to the high altitude and explore its rich cultural heritage. Visiting iconic sites like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street will give you a glimpse into the region’s fascinating history and spiritual significance.
Leaving Lhasa behind, you’ll embark on a scenic drive towards Everest Base Camp. The journey itself is an adventure, passing through rugged terrain, ancient monasteries, and remote Tibetan villages. The landscape gradually changes as you ascend, presenting breathtaking views of the Himalayan range.
Reaching Everest Base Camp at an elevation of about 5,200 meters (17,060 feet), you’ll stand in awe of the world’s highest mountain, its massive glaciers, and the imposing North Face. This spot serves as the starting point for climbers attempting to conquer Everest, making it a pilgrimage site for mountaineers and adventurers alike.
While at Base Camp, you’ll have the chance to interact with expedition teams, learning about their endeavors and experiences. The camaraderie among trekkers and climbers from all corners of the globe creates a unique atmosphere that fosters a sense of unity and accomplishment.
After soaking in the grandeur of Everest, you’ll gradually descend back to Lhasa, giving you time to reflect on the extraordinary experiences you’ve had during this incredible journey.
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Please note that due to the high altitude and challenging terrain, this trip requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and proper acclimatization. It is essential to follow the guidance of experienced guides and ensure proper preparation before embarking on this unforgettable Everest Base Tibet Tour.
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;
With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD)
Stay overnight in Lhasa
In the morning, you are going to visit Dadong Village, the most beautiful village in Lhasa. Located 25 kilometers southwest of Lhasa downtown, Dadong Village is a well-protected ancient Tibetan village that surrounded by valleys. After arriving, you will visit the Nyimatang Monastery (built in the 11th century), take a light walk in the village, and see what rural life in Lhasa is like. You will also visit a local Tibetan family and enjoy the lunch offered by the family.
In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is one of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3-5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house. Inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.
After one and a half hours of driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Stay overnight in Shigatse
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.
After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house.
In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, we can visit the Everest Base Camp and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC.
After that, we can drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtakign vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Kyirong in late afternoon.
Stay overnight in the guesthouse in Kyirong
However, to ensure hassle-free travel to Kathmandu, we offer easy transfer service. And to guarantee the comfortable transfer service, our staff in Kathmandu only use the quality and roomy jeeps for the transfer. Each jeep can accommodate up to 5 passengers. However, since such tourist-friendly service is not included in the tour package in Tibet, each client may expect to pay 60USD for the transfer.
Hotel accommodation in twin sharing room on B.B. basis the respective Hotels in Lhasa and best Hotels en route, sightseeing with a good English speaking guide and a vehicle as per itinerary, Tibet/China visa fees, Tibet permit fees, Air fare (Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu), Entrance fees to Monasteries, Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers, Etc.
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